Katie Brain Trainer
Katie graduated from Marymount University with a B.A. in Psychology with Early Education Emphasis. She received her M.A. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education from George Mason University. Katie was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She describes herself as nerdy, athletic, and a bookworm. Katie loves to play sports, like dodgeball and kickball, bake, and read. She is a huge nerd and loves going to comic conventions, and loves all things Marvel, Harry Potter, and Formula One Racing. Her favorite procedure to do with students is Reasoning Brain Cards. Katie is also a first grade teacher for FCPS.
Margaret Brain Trainer
Margaret's favorite part about working at LearningRX is connecting with kids and their families and seeing her student's progress. She is perceptive, creative. and kind, and loves figuring out innovative ways to keep kids moving forward in their training. She grew up all over the world and has always had a passion for helping others. Her academic, professional, and volunteer projects have focused on improving the lives of immigrant families, Latina girls, kids with learning differences or medical conditions, and youth in general. Margaret has an M.A. in community health education from the University of Maryland and a previous career in bilingual health communications at the Federal level.
In addition to working at LearningRX, Margaret runs an interactive empathy-building program called Walk In My Shoes. The purpose of the program is to teach elementary school students about a variety of developmental challenges and learning differences so that they will kind to other students. The program increases their knowledge and understanding of different challenges, helps them build empathy and moves them towards positive action by brainstorming how they can help a friend. Margaret is also very active in her county’s special education PTA.
She has a 13-year-old daughter and loves spending time with her family. Her favorite authors include Tracy Chevalier, Barbara Kingsolver, and Geraldine Brooks. Her favorite book at the moment is UnSelfie by Michele Borba.
Nicholle Brain Trainer
Nicholle studied Communications in college. Her hobbies include: singing karaoke and pretending to be a Stand-Up comedian. Nicholle loves Brain Training because she says “I get this natural high when I see my students go through this incredible transformation as we play games and do other activities to enhance their brain function.” Her favorite LearningRx Brain Game is: Reasoning Brain Cards.
Salina Brain Trainer
Salina majored in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, playing board games, and listening to podcasts. Her favorite brain training activity is Reasoning Brain Cards. Salina’s favorite book is The Power by Naomi Alderman and her favorite movie is Identity and Momento.
Maureen Loftus Owner & Director
Hello! I’m Maureen Loftus, the Director at the LearningRx Reston Brain Training Center in Northern Virginia. I invite you to visit our Reston brain training center.